Engineering for Change

Interest: Transport

Bridges, boats and wheels are connecting people in inventive ways. Bicycle ambulances save lives in the world’s hard-to-reach communities, clinics on buses take medical care to the village, and farmers build do-it-yourself tractors and drive trucks that pull double duty as water pumps and crop processors. Drivers and riders are at the center of transport design in global development.

Interest: Transport

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James Wark

An Ambitious Railway Project Could Revitalize East Africa’s Economy

January 5, 2017

Those who have lived or traveled in Tanzania can attest to the poor state of the country’s transport. Underfunded...

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Rob Goodier

An Overdue Remodel of India’s Artisanal Fishing Industry

December 29, 2016

In 2004, the earthquake in the Indian Ocean and the tsunami it triggered splintered fishing villages along the coasts of...

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Rob Goodier

Recycling on Tricycles in Lagos: Five Questions with Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola

December 23, 2016

Like many major cities in the throes of economic development, Lagos has a trash collection problem. But with a population estimated at...

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Rob Goodier

The case for open source design in low-cost medical patient transport

December 21, 2016

People who need medical care in rural developing countries can be stranded by long distances to clinics, a lack...

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Ben Taylor

London’s SkyCycle: Imagining a World Without Cars

December 7, 2016

London, the home of arts, entertainment, business, celebrity lifestyles and a fantastic example of too many peas in one...

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Ranjith Annepu

Coconuts for compost and bicycling recycling: Two new solutions to waste management

August 29, 2016

Two organizations are taking two very different approaches to managing the growing mountain of waste generated in the developing...

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Rob Goodier

Humanitarian Engineering Principle Four: Be a Professional Humanitarian Engineer

July 15, 2016

This is the fourth in a series on principles based on the textbook Humanitarian Engineering: Creating Technologies that Help People, by Kevin...

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Jessica Pothering

Five Questions with Shashi Buluswar and Subarna Mitra, Institute for Transformative Technologies

July 12, 2016

Two years ago, a small team from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Berkeley, Calif. released an enormous volume...

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Rob Goodier

Hardware start-ups get an upgrade from cardboard cutouts to digital 3D modelling

June 29, 2016

Hardware startups go through dozens or even hundreds of design changes before a product hits a shelf. Making those...

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Rob Goodier

Welcome to E4C’s Fellows

June 5, 2016

We are pleased to welcome 11 fellows into our new Research Fellowship program. To introduce our fellows, we asked...

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